The CNRS-INSU publishes an article evoking the possibility of imagining “seismic-proof” cities, i.e. cities that are resistant to seismic waves by their own layout.
According to the author (P. Gueguen, Univ. Gustave Eiffel and ISTerre), the increasingly systematic availability of post-seismic observations and data produced by seismological stations [such as the one at Résif-Epos in France] gives hope for a better understanding of the link between the spatial variability of seismic movement, the distribution of damage and urban characteristics.
Artificial intelligence algorithms should help identify certain urban properties that are favorable to mitigating the consequences.